This page provides links to a number of regularly updated pages where you can have a look at the broad range of services provided to carers in our borough.
Other advice services
Islington Citizens Advice Bureau – 03444 889 626.
If you’re calling from a landline in Islington, the phone system will pass you straight through to the Islington CAB team. If you’re calling from a mobile, the system will ask you to enter a local landline number so it can know where to route your call. Islington CAB have therefore set up a special “dummy” number that you can key in at this point to tell the system where you are. It’s 020 7527 5259. Key that number in when asked to enter a local landline number. But do NOT try to call that number for advice; it will not be answered.
Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4.00pm except Thursdays only 1pm-4pm.
Islington Law Centre – 020 7288 7630.
See their website or call for details of different advice services, including:
- outreach generalist advice venues in Canonbury, Finsbury Park and South Islington
- telephone-based consumer advice for those on a low income
- complex debt advice and casework
Islington People’s Rights – 020 7561 3685
Complex casework on debt and welfare rights (benefits appeals etc.).
See its website or call for other services, including advice services for:
- Highgate Mental Health Centre for patients
- service users of Community Mental Health Teams
- residents receiving treatment at Islington’s drug and alcohol services
- those using certain GP surgeries and community centres
- those involved in the prison and probation services
Islington Council’s income maximisation service – 0800 731 8081
Assisting people to claim their full entitlement to benefits and supporting them with benefit advice when considering education, training and employment options.
Islington Council’s Housing Aid service – 020 7527 2000
Advice and information on all housing matters; referrals to other relevant departments as appropriate.
Links and resources
There is a wealth of options and services for carers in our borough. Our directory aims to list every service specifically provided to unpaid carers by public and voluntary sector bodies in Islington, from advice, to counselling, to clubs, to practical support. It’s a working document so we’ll be adding to it every six months.
Islington Advice Services Directory (link to follow)
This directory provides details of all the organisations providing advice services in Islington – both to carers and to other groups in the community. It’s arranged by the topic of your enquiry, and then alphabetically within each topic. It also includes a list of solicitors in the borough.
This is a directory of services to help people live full, independent lives at home. It asks a series of questions about the help that’s needed by the person you care for, and shows you the options you may have to help the person you care for live independently and help spread the load a bit for you in your caring role.
This is a searchable database of pretty much every voluntary organisation in the borough of Islington.
Updated March 2015. If you know any details that have changed, please contact us.